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The Art of Forgiveness: A Writing Retreat (CLASS IS FULL!)

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum
$85 Members | $95 Nonmembers
Saturday, 10/27/18 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Grievance stories are detrimental to your writing health. Ruminations on bad guys eat up your creative space. Side effects include one-dimensional characters, stale plotlines, and preachy prose. How do you stop nursing a juicy grievance story and regain your creativity?

It all comes down to forgiveness.

Join Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum as we explore various aspects of forgiveness. We will use writing prompts and experiential activities designed to give you a new perspective on how the practice of forgiveness can release you from your grievance story and free up your creativity.

About the Instructors:


Deborah M. Prum’s award-winning fiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Across the Margin and other literary journals and anthologies. Her audiobook, First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is a collection of essays, which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in The Washington Post and other publications. She’s written on writing for Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Magazine.
Lisa Ellison, Ed.S. is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach with a background in mindfulness and mental health. She has an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University and is an experienced teacher and facilitator. Recipient of a 2015 VQR Conference scholarship for potential literary excellence, Lisa’s essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Streetlight, Gravel Literary Journal, and The Rusty Nail. Her short story “A Bit of Heaven” was the runner-up in the 2015 C-Ville Weekly Fiction Contest. To learn more, please visit her website: www.lisacooperellison.com


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October 27, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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